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Speeding and reckless driving on Cumming Highway being addressed by Cherokee Sheriff


     Cherokee County, Ga. March 27, 2017. The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office has received numerous citizen complaints about speeding and reckless driving on Cumming Highway between Canton and Forsyth County. A crash analysis performed this year by the sheriff’s office revealed there have been 36 crashes on Cumming Highway with 21 injuries.

       The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office would like to inform citizens of a safety initiative that will begin Monday

Jasper Farmers Market opens Saturday

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     Granny Matt Farms has been a good source for early garden plants for several years. He, and other areas farmers will be back in action, selling produce in Lee Newton park starting this Saturday.


By Darla Huffman


            The Jasper Farmers Market will open on April 1 this year.  We never know who will be there so I looked at the last 3 years and borrowed from them.

            2016: Opening day was sunny and cold; not a lot of vendors but a nice mix of previous and new vendors; crafts and produce.  Lettuce and kale were plentiful as were garden ready vegetable plants; broccoli and cabbage and other things that can be planted right now.  If you are not familiar with planting early spring gardens, the vendors who sell them are always ready to share their expertise.

            Her many friends and customers will be glad to see Jackie Carlyle at the market, selling her diabetic friendly bread and other goodies.  This

Fatal wreck takes life of 17-year-old from Canton


Press Release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 

Cherokee County, Ga. April 3, 2017.  The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Ball Ground Hwy near Evergreen Road.  The Jeep Cherokee, driven by Tyler Callahan 20 years old of Jasper, left the roadway and struck a tree.  A passenger in the vehicle, a 17 year old of Canton, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The 17 year old's name is not being released at this time.  The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating the accident. 

Beaver’s biscuit makers win big Bojangles’ franchisee announces its Master Biscuit Maker winner


        The Bojangles’ made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit, made hot and fresh every 20 minutes, is iconic across the Southeast. The biscuit is so important to Bojangles’ that each year, Bojangles’ franchisee Acorn Food Group hosts its own internal biscuit-making competition, the Master Biscuit Maker Challenge.

Acorn Food Group recently announced the winners of their Master Biscuit Maker Challenge:

·1st Place: Gabby Sosa, Towne Lake Bojangles’ (2072 Eagle Drive, Woodstock)

·2nd Place: Darryl Johnson, Hickory Flat Bojangles’ (3010 East Cherokee Drive, Canton)

·3rd Place: Marion Sykes, Canton Bojangles’ (1665 Ball Ground Highway, Canton)